Little help about PSU and setup

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    trigao GBAtemp Tiger

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    hi guys,

    yesterday i found my old gtx560ti card on my room, if i remember... its still working
    now i have a gtx660ti, but i want to test this 2 cards on my pc... like... gtx560ti only for physx

    will my PSU support my whole setup + gtx 560ti?

    amd fx 8350 - no overclock
    asus m5a97 evo r2.0
    2x 4gb + 2x 2gb corsair ddr3 1333 - no overclock
    pny gtx660ti - no overclock
    120gb kingston ssd (OS)
    1tb seagate 7200.12 (games and programs)
    1.5tb samsung 5400 (other stuff)

    XFX 650w Black Edition


    i want test it so bad, but im afraid to broken or burn something ahuahauhau
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    You want to try getting the system to run with two different graphics cards at the same time? One or another is no problem but, as far as I remember, using both at the same time will only leave one active and the other inactive. It may not even be recognised at all, and SLI between them is not possible.
    Edit: at least not without hacked drivers (which I hear are definitely not stable)
     
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    trigao GBAtemp Tiger

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    you can use a dedicated video card only for physx.... i've already did this but with a gtx 560ti + gt240....
    my question is only about PSU.... if it can handle it
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    Well plugging your basic specs into a wattage calculator, using both graphics card would draw approx 450W so your 650W PSU wouldn't have any problems.
     
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    trigao GBAtemp Tiger

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    450w in load???
     
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    Originality Chibi-neko

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    The 660 Ti is specced to 150W maximum. The normal 560 Ti is 170W maximum. The 448 core version of the 560 Ti is 210W maximum. The FX 8350 has a TDP of 125W, and your motherboard supports up to 140W on the CPU. A quick search can't find how much power the motherboard consumes, but it probably isn't that much (somewhere around 40W or so). And then you've got 2 HDDs (around 15-20W total), 1 SSD (up to 3W), and a case with presumably a few fans (2W each). RAM is negligible (2W per DIMM) and if you have a DVD drive then add 30W on top. Add all of this up and you'll find it really isn't as much as you expect.